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Any comments on polymer tactical heat shields?

Discussion in 'Tactical And Home Defense' started by hdjkstr25, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. hdjkstr25

    hdjkstr25 Copper BB

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    Wondering if there are any pros or cons on the polymer( plastic) heat shields for 18.5 / 20"
    Mossy 500 barrels? They seem to have mostly good reviews? Help please my Mossy brothers. Thanks
  2. nitesite

    nitesite Ammo Nerd Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Hello. Welcome to the great Mossberg Forum

    A question: Are you considering a heat shield only for cosmetic purposes, or are you gonna run your shotgun really hard in real life?

    I have never met a shotgunner who benefitted from a heat shield. But they do look kewl as hell.
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  3. hdjkstr25

    hdjkstr25 Copper BB

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    Only for looks on resale. I have a few I want to make tactical to sell, but not sure on the hottest setup that is most popular . Thanks
  4. nitesite

    nitesite Ammo Nerd Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Well then, my next question is...

    Are you going to re-sell to knowledgeable buyers or to idiots?

    I'm serious. People who know their stuff when it comes to shotguns, or airsoft dudes?
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  5. hdjkstr25

    hdjkstr25 Copper BB

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    On Gun Broker you dont pick your buyers! I’m trying to sell the most popular setup for the most $ in resale . Lol
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    My 2 cents, don't waste your time or money trying to list anything as tactical or custom.

    People who are going to be interested in the gun in the first place are going to want a clean slate. If they want to junk up a gun, they can do it on their own dime using parts that they think are the best.

    Not based on what the seller thinks looks best on the gun.

    Many people will strip a gun down to the basic model and sell the aftermarket parts separately, otherwise you'll probably never see a positive return on what you have invested.
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  7. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford .410

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    Wellll..it is nice when you flip it over to load at the range with no gloves. :D
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  8. RichardL

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    On a hot Texas summer day shooting, you will wish you had one after as little as one box. And I flip mine over. Heatshields weren't invented to look cool. They tend to do what they advertise. If they didn't, they wouldn't be so common on guns.

    The John Masen type polymer shield works fine. It's heat resistant, it's lighter than steel, it works. But you can't beat the snot out of a democrat with one like you can the Mossberg manufactered part.
  9. Yacol J

    Yacol J .410

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    I have one plain Jane 500 and one"tactical" with polymer heat shield. The heat shield does help, but not a necessity. On a side note, the heat shield will cover your bead sight.
  10. Loki

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    I have one on an h&r pardner I got in a trade. It's OK makes it look tougher but honestly has it was mentioned before don't go crazy adding parts to a shotgun selling it has anything more then what it is. When I purchase a gun used new or other wise I do not look for which has the most aftermarket parts on it I try to find the one most complete. I had to repair the h&r and I chose to utilize upgraded parts for function rather than aesthetics.
  11. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .410

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    No pros, all cons. The barrel will never ever ever get hot enough to justify having one. It'll probably fit a little jinky and it's just added weight.
    Some crowds might say it looks cool, so that's a pro. If you showed up with it on a hunt of some sort that crowed might roll their eyes at you so that's a con.
    If you haven't done it already, switching out the trigger spring so it has a lighter pull would be a better investment. That and a snice swivel and sling set up. The kind that you can use to stable your shot with. Not the big loopey kind that doubles as a bandolier.
    Just my half cent.
  12. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .410

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    You'd have to rig a 100 round drum mag to need gloves..
  13. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .410

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    If you're trying to make money best way is to spend as little as possible. So buy a gun, invest nothing, then sell for higher.

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